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Top 50 best movies from the thirties

Based on MovieMeter ratings, these are the 50 best movies from the thirties

This is a list of the best 50 movies from the thirties and highly rated on MovieMeter.

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Top 50 best movies from the thirties

1
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
3,91(181)
3
2
M - Eine Stadt Sucht einen Mörder

M - Eine Stadt Sucht einen Mörder (1931)

Alternative title: M
Crime, Thriller
117 minutes
3,84(868)
3
3
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse

Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Alternative title: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
Mystery, Crime
122 minutes
3,81(198)
3
4
Modern Times

Modern Times (1936)

Comedy, Drama
87 minutes
3
5
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Alternative title: Mr. Smith Gaat naar Washington
Drama, Comedy
129 minutes
3,77(635)
3
6
Fury

Fury (1936)

Drama, Filmnoir
92 minutes
3,77(207)
3
7
All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

War, Drama
131 minutes
3,75(443)
1
8
Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Comedy, Romance
83 minutes
3,75(126)
3
9
It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night (1934)

Romance, Comedy
105 minutes
3,74(425)
3
10
You Can't Take It with You

You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Comedy, Romance
126 minutes
3,74(185)
3
11
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Comedy, Romance
115 minutes
3,73(270)
3
12
City Lights

City Lights (1931)

Comedy, Drama
87 minutes
3,72(681)
3
13
Sons of the Desert

Sons of the Desert (1933)

Alternative title: Pechvogels
Comedy
68 minutes
3,71(247)
3
14
Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind (1939)

History, Romance
238 minutes
3,68(921)
2
15
Boys Town

Boys Town (1938)

Alternative title: Jongens-stad
Drama, Biography
98 minutes
3,67(117)
16
Scarface

Scarface (1932)

Alternative title: Scarface, the Shame of the Nation
Crime, Drama
93 minutes
3,65(452)
1
17
Angels with Dirty Faces

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Crime, Drama
97 minutes
3,65(325)
3
18
Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon (1937)

Adventure, Fantasy
132 minutes
3,63(185)
3
19
Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Alternative title: Muiterij op de Bounty
Adventure, History
132 minutes
3,62(189)
3
20
Our Relations

Our Relations (1936)

Alternative title: Sailors' Downfall
Comedy
74 minutes
3,62(108)
21
Block-Heads

Block-Heads (1938)

Comedy
57 minutes
3,61(154)
22
Freaks

Freaks (1932)

Drama, Horror
64 minutes
3,60(458)
3
23
The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man (1933)

Scifi, Horror
71 minutes
3,60(356)
3
24
Way Out West

Way Out West (1937)

Comedy, Western
65 minutes
3,60(243)
3
25
The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Crime, Drama
106 minutes
3,60(189)
3
26
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Alternative title: De Klokkeluider van Parijs
Drama, Romance
116 minutes
3,60(174)
27
Der Blaue Engel

Der Blaue Engel (1930)

Alternative title: De Blauwe Engel
Drama
99 minutes
3,59(235)
3
28
Destry Rides Again

Destry Rides Again (1939)

Comedy, Western
94 minutes
3,59(114)
3
29
King Kong

King Kong (1933)

Fantasy, Adventure
100 minutes
3,58(648)
3
30
The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Action, Adventure
102 minutes
3,58(426)
1
31
Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Alternative title: The Bride of Frankenstein
Horror, Scifi
75 minutes
3,58(416)
3
32
The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Comedy, Mystery
97 minutes
3,57(482)
3
33
La Grande Illusion

La Grande Illusion (1937)

Alternative title: The Grand Illusion
Drama, War
114 minutes
3,57(287)
3
34
Ninotchka

Ninotchka (1939)

Comedy, Romance
110 minutes
3,54(175)
3
35
L'Atalante

L'Atalante (1934)

Alternative title: Le Chaland Qui Passe
Comedy, Drama
89 minutes
3,54(158)
3
36
Holiday

Holiday (1938)

Comedy
95 minutes
3,54(141)
3
37
You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once (1937)

Alternative title: Uitstel van Executie
Filmnoir, Crime
86 minutes
3,53(101)
3
38
The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Fantasy, Music
102 minutes
3
39
The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps (1935)

Alternative title: De 39 Voetstappen
Thriller, Crime
86 minutes
3,51(578)
2
40
The Public Enemy

The Public Enemy (1931)

Crime, Drama
83 minutes
3,51(253)
3
41
The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth (1937)

Comedy, Romance
91 minutes
3,51(172)
3
42
The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Alternative title: Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
Mystery
80 minutes
3,51(104)
43
Stagecoach

Stagecoach (1939)

Western
96 minutes
3,50(309)
3
44
Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights (1939)

Drama, Romance
103 minutes
3,50(212)
3
45
Frankenstein

Frankenstein (1931)

Horror, Scifi
70 minutes
3,49(533)
2
46
The Thin Man

The Thin Man (1934)

Comedy, Mystery
93 minutes
3,49(133)
3
47
La Règle du Jeu

La Règle du Jeu (1939)

Alternative title: The Rules of the Game
Comedy, Drama
110 minutes
3,48(251)
3
48
Pépé le Moko

Pépé le Moko (1937)

Crime, Drama
94 minutes
3,48(102)
49
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Alternative title: Sneeuwwitje en de Zeven Dwergen
Animation, Fantasy
83 minutes
2
50
Le Jour Se Lève

Le Jour Se Lève (1939)

Alternative title: Daybreak
Drama, Thriller
93 minutes
3,46(111)